Melbourne Restaurants

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar, South Yarra, Melbourne

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar at The Olsen Hotel in Melbourne’s South Yarra has combined both the new and recycled to create a light, warm space in which it showcases regional seasonal produce.

Spoonbill Restaurant and BarSpoonbill Restaurant and Bar, South Yarra

Be it with friends or a business meeting, the restaurant caters breakfast through to dinner. There is a range of lighter dishes, Tempura Zucchini Flowers or Seared Scallops to more heartier dishes such as Spaghettini with blue swimmer crab or Aylesbury Duck for example. A tapas menu is served from lunch right through the day. In keeping with the theme, you could be tempted with the signature John Olsen’s Famous Paella with slow cooked pork belly, roast chorizo, diced fish, calamari, tiger prawns, clams and mussels.

Spoonbill Restaurant and BarSpoonbill Restaurant and Bar

The Bar has a selection of craft beer, ciders and a concise wine list that features many boutique wines. If you drift to the cocktail list you may be tempted by the Dr John Olsen with Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Cognac VSOP, Grand Marnier as you enjoy his art works.

Spoonbill Restaurant and BarBig Breakfast

The Big Breakfast ($20) with your choice of two eggs, bacon, sausage, mushroom and tomato will set you up for a busy day. Some other options to tempt include House Made Bircher Muesli and Get Your Greens, a selection of green vegetables with goat cheese feta, poached egg and alight chilli dressing.

The Quick Sticks menu serves up weekday lunch specials with a choice of seven dishes that includes a glass of house wine or soft drink.

Spoonbill Restaurant and BarLamb Leg

The Lamb Leg is slow roasted lamb belly with sour cream and chives on sourdough ($18). This veritable mountain of lamb will sooth the heartiest of appetites.

Spoonbill Restaurant and BarOrecchiette

The very light and filling Orecchiette is served with almost a small head of broccoli, generous garlic, chilli, and a subtle amount of white anchovy in EVOO ($18) making it a most flavoursome dish.

Spoonbill is welcoming for all with alfresco dining also available.  There is a private dining room for twelve for those special occasions. So be it the start to your day, catching your breath at lunch after gallery hopping or shopping, dinner with friends or maybe relaxing at the bar, Spoonbill fits the bill.

Photography © by Corinne Mossati for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar
The Olsen
637 – 641 Chapel St
South Yarra VIC 3141

Gourmantic travelled to Melbourne and dined at Spoonbill as guests of Diageo Whisky Club.

About the author

Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.

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